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Indians activate Jason Giambi off DL amid flurry of roster moves

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Giambi is entering his 19th big-league season. (Getty)

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The Indians have activated 1B/DH Jason Giambi off the 15-day DL, the team announced. He made the team out of spring training but missed the start of the season with a lower back strain.

Giambi, 42, interviewed for the Rockies' managerial job this offseason before the club hired Walt Weiss. I don't know if anyone else has ever resumed their playing career after interviewing for a manager's job, but I can't imagine many people have done it. Most guys aren't considered a managerial candidate until well after their playing days are over.

Since joining Colorado midway through the 2009 season, Giambi has hit .248/.375/.452 with 22 homers in 230 games as a part-time first baseman and pinch-hitting specialist. The left-handed hitter figures to get DH at-bats against righties with Mark Reynolds shifting to first and Nick Swisher moving into the outfield.

The Tribe also optioned RHP Corey Kluber to Triple-A, recalled LHP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A and placed RHP Matt Albers on the paternity list on Friday.

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